There are 3 available options how to get from Fiumicino airport to Rome city center: Leonardo Express train, shared shuttle and taxi. Find out below the pros and the cons of each of these solutions, and choose the best one for you to go from Fiumicino airport to Rome. Let’s go!
- Going to Rome on Leonardo Express train 🚆
- Getting to the city center by shared shuttle 🚍
- Taking a taxi at the airport Fiumicino 🚖
1. Getting from airport to Rome city centrer by Leonardo Express train
Leonardo Express is a direct train that runs between Fiumicino Airport and Rome Termini Station. This station is not located in the heart of the historic center of Rome, but it is not very far either. To give you an idea, it’s a 25-minute walk from Termini station to the Trevi Fountain.
- The price is 14 euros per person, but free for children under 4 and reduced price for 4 to 12 years old.
- Travel time: 32 minute
- Frequency: every 15 minutes during peak hours, otherwise every 30 minutes
- Arrival: Rome Termini Station
1.1 Pros and cons of Leonardo Express in Rome
|Going from Fiumicino Airport to Rome city center by train is comfortable. The train is clean and air conditioned. Also, the trip is fast.|
|If the hotel is not close to the station, you can struggle for the rest of the journey: take the metro or the bus, which is therefore not very practical with your luggage.|
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1.2 How to buy tickets for Leonardo Express in Rome?
Two solutions. Either you buy the tickets once there on the automatic terminals or at the cash desks, or you buy them in advance on the Internet to be less stressed once there. It’s a bit according to the preferences and operation of each.
Buying tickets once there. Payment can be made by credit card or cash. It’s pretty easy to use. We can also put them in French to facilitate the purchase.
Buying tickets in advance. The second solution to go from Fiumicino airport to Rome city center by Leonardo Express is to buy tickets on the Internet, but with a commission. In addition, the tickets are valid all day. Therefore, if you miss your train, you will be able to catch the next one.
2. Getting to the city center from Rome Fiumicino Airport by bus shuttle
Several shuttles (buses) then make trips between Fiumicino airport and the city center of Rome.
- The price per person is 7 euros.
- Free for children under 4 years old
- Travel time: 55 minutes
- Arrival: Rome Termini Station
2.1 Pros and cons of the bus shuttle
|The price: it is an economical solution.||On the other hand, the bus journey is longer and can be longer if there are traffic jams. Like the Leonardo Express train, the bus arrives at Termini Station. It is necessary to plan an additional travel time between the station and the accommodation.|
2.2 How to buy tickets for a shuttle from Fiumicino airport to Rome?
As with the Leonardo Express train, you can either buy tickets once there, or book them in advance to make sure you have space on the shuttle. Knowing that even if we arrive late for the departure of the bus, we can still use our ticket.
3. Rome airport transfers from Fiumicino to the city center
It is possible to take a taxi once there or book an airport transfer in advance.
|The taxi drops off directly at the address of the accommodation: no need for additional trips. More comfortable than the bus.||Taking a taxi, in advance or on the spot, is a more expensive solution.|
3.1 Booking an airport transfer from Fiumicino Airport
Without last minute stress, you can also book a taxi transfer in advance. For example, this site offers a price of 51€ for a “Comfort” taxi. It’s very cheap.
- Price: between 48 and 70 euros
- Travel time: 45 minutes
3.3 Order an Uber to get from the airport to downtown Rome
We have made estimates for Rome Fiumicino airport transfer several times on the Uber site, but also once there. Prices are still relatively high. In addition, we saw on several sites that Uber was prohibited, but once there (April 2019), we used it without worries. On the other hand, Ubers in Rome are very classy and very comfortable.
- Price: about 75 euros (much more than for an airport transfert booked in advance)
- Journey time: 45 minutes
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In summary. Which is the best solution to get from Fiumicino airport to Rome city center? The Leonardo Express train could be a best solution, if you are traveling light (par exemple, for a backpacker). But, if you have suitcases, for more comfort, it is interesting to take an airport transfert which will take you directly to your accommodation. It is also the best option if your are two or more persons.